Drought Breaker

Relentless rains which charged into the region at the weekend combined with record-high downpours reported over the past two months have brought confidence to the Mid North. Despite the abrupt winds, chill and hail recorded in some parts, the wet has provided much-needed relief to emerging pastures, low rainwater tanks and parched dams. Mid North […]

Public libraries new agreement

A returned international educator who also calls the Mid North home fears changes to SA’s public council library set up will greatly impact the future of his much-loved service. Currently, the Local Government Association South Australia (LGASA) negotiates a New Memorandum of Agreement with the Libraries Board of SA. This will be the first agreement […]

Premier’s gong for years of hard work

WIELDING scalding hot metal, helping build fences with antique agricultural wheels and setting up an extensive blacksmith tool display, Sarah Tiller’s volunteer efforts in preserving Balaklava’s agricultural history will be formally acknowledged this evening, (May 19). Sarah (pictured) is one of three recipients of the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service which will […]

Protect your pets with ChipBlitz

ChipBlitz is coming to Balaklava on Saturday, May 29, offering $10 microchipping for dogs and cats. The service is available to all pet owners, including non-residents of Wakefield Regional  Council. They DO chip dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets. They DON’T chip livestock, birds, or reptiles. WRC mayor, Rodney Reid, said council teamed up […]

Music festival return slated for 2022

The Burra Country Music Festival announced that they have postponed this year’s festival to 2022, citing COVID-19 restrictions and a drop in sponsorship as the contributing factors to the decision. “Most of the local businesses have been affected by COVID and our major sponsors AGL were cutting sponsorship down this year,” Burra Country Music Committee […]

Wool warrior

Washpool’s Sophie Reynolds, 20, competed in the New South Wales state final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the weekend. Sophie qualified for the state final at the Walcha Show in 2019 while living in NSW and attending the University of New England in Armidale, where she […]

Ratepayers and residents riled up

A decision by Adelaide Plains Council’s (APC) council assessment panel (CAP) last month to grant approval for a horticulture development, which could see the construction of up to 10 greenhouses in primary producing broad-acre farming land near Mallala, has been met with strong criticism by the local residents’ group. Adelaide Plains Ratepayers and Residents Association […]

How does your garden grow?

 The community garden at Apex park needs your help. If you’d like to learn about gardening organically, obtain fresh fruit, veggies and eggs, help with chook care, have your own garden plot or just help out with gardening jobs, the community garden group invites you to attend its spring open day on Saturday, October 10 […]